This is a vanilla disc from the Biography channel. It runs to 90 minutes approx, and has been shown on the channel as a two hour program plus advertisments.
This is a programme obviously aimed as a thinly veiled two hour advert for the new Star Trek film directed by JJ Abrahms. focusing on the role of captains in the star trek universe legacy. Some interesting comments from Kate Mulgrew, very sparse actual footage from the series.
Most time seems to be devoted to the first Kirk, which is quite ok by me.... but the issue i have is the very trendy fast cutting editing and fancy effects as the programme cuts franetically from one image to another, obviously a rookie editor and director are fresh from school, and want to dazzle us with up to date processes in their editing suite. However this irritates the hell out of me, its ok in the first few moments to capture and excite a possible audience, but for 90 minutes it annoys me, a good editor should not have his work noticed above the actual information he is communicating.
Many captains are missing from actually talking about their time on the show, and it is left to secondary cast and other tertiary star trek people to talk and enthuse about the captains.
On the whole enjoyable, but nearly ruined by a trendy editor.